Editor B2B industrial

Location: Midrand, South Africa
Salary: 20000
Recruiter: Switch Consultants
Job Ref: JHB000105/BCM
Summary: Editor B2B Industrial

 

 

Job Description

 

Business-to-Business is looking for an exceptional editor to work on a leading magazine with experience in the trade industry. Strong writing, subbing and proofreading skills are essential, as is the ability to work quickly and efficiently. Most importantly the candidate should have an enquiring mind, a proactive nature and a strong sense of responsibility.

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Work closely with the publisher to develop the product
  • Planning, managing and implementing editorial strategy for the product under your control
  • Work with the publisher to produce editorial product in accordance with prescribed deadlines and quality standards
  • Reviewing internet sites of relevance to industries
  • Editing and proofreading copy – from whatever source – for accuracy and consistency
  • Maintaining the editorial balance and organisation of the journal
  • Attend all exhibitions, launches, seminars, and conferences, take photographs and write a full review.
  • Writing cover copy, front cover story, contents
  • Managing research files and statistics
  • Reading relevant local and international publications to remain abreast of current trends and issues
  • Maintaining/developing web site – making sure that the copy is up-to-date and relevant at all times on the website
  • Develop, manage and produce brand extensions and/or features and/or events that are profitable.
  • Maintain website and other social networking platforms.

 

  • Attend client meetings with sales executives when requested to promote the brand
  • Be hands on during the production process
  • Develop ideas for profitable supplements and special publications
  • Monitor the content of competitor magazines
  • Make the magazine the best in its field, with a strong brand image
  • Growing the online side of the business
  • Answering readers' requests for information -- equipment suppliers, research, statistics, etc.

 

Other competencies required are:

 

  • An inherent interest in the industries
  • Impeccable control of English grammar, spelling, punctuation and syntax, as well as excellent writing, editing and proof reading skills
  • An enquiring mind that seeks to discover the 'whys' and 'hows' of any topic, rather than taking statements at face value
  • An ability to work quickly & efficiently
  • Willingness to write anything from promotional brochures and advertorial to in-depth feature articles
  • Flexibility to work long hours and attend meetings/functions in the evenings/at weekends
  • Attention to detail and an excellent memory
  • Strong administrative and planning abilities
  • An ability to work well under pressure & deadline driven
  • A passion for exceptional client service
  • An ability to work as part of a close-knit team

 

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